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The Rawang Trail ( 4 days / 3 nights)



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trekking putaoTour Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Tour Type: Trekking
Cities: Putao – Namkham – Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao  
Price: contact us
Activity Level: Easy


Brief Itinerary

     rawang trail putaoDay 1. Putao
     Day 2. Putao - Namkham
     Day 3. Namkham - Putao
     Day 5. Departure

Day 1. Putao

Upon arrival at Putao airport you will be met by Putao Trekking House's representative and transferred to your guest house. Putao lies in a flat valley, jumping-off point for trekkers who want to explore the region’s deep forests, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains etc. After a brief fresh up take a walk around Putao for the orientation. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

Day 2. Putao - Namkham

Early in the morning walk to Putao market (approx 10 minute), visit attractive market often busy with local ethnic tribes. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart by jeep/truck through the vast Putao plain on pebbled road to Htawadum (14 km, approx one hour). Cross Malikha river by long-tailed boat to visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas built by Thiri Dhamma Thawka, the great king. Proceed walking toward Salundum but turn to Nampandum from Lona suspension bridge. Lunch stop and continue walk to Namkham (5 km, approx 3 hours) along smaller villages such as Salundum and Htrandum etc. Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain range which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “Golden River” has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus today famous for its sweet fruits production. Settle in at your guesthouse and walk around the village. Dinner and overnight at Namkham Village House.

Day 3. Namkham - Putao

Breakfast and start walk to Machanbaw (15 km, approx 6 hours) through relatively low land terrain with occasionally ups and downs passing through some smaller villages such as Inwaingbaw and Inbubaw. Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. Lunch stop here and visit so-called "stone dragon" park which should take about 20 minute walk and cross a suspension bridge spans across Malikha River to Naungkhine where your jeep awaits you and take you to Mulashidi Lisu village (35 km, approx one hour). Visit the attractive Lisu settlement and suspension bridge across Mula River. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. Return back to Putao and check in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Putao Lodge.

Day 4. Putao - Departure

Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market and further visit in and around Putao with suggestion by your guide. Lunch and afternoon transfer to airport for your onward departure flight to conclude this unique experience.

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